CBN products are quickly becoming one of hottest hemp-based items in the marketplace. CBN is the scientific abbreviation for cannabinol. Identified long before CBD, CBN is recognized as one of the many minor cannabinoids that contribute to hemp’s therapeutic potential. Although CBN works within your endocannabinoid system (ECS) like CBD and CBG, helping to regulate many crucial functions within your body, anecdotal evidence suggests CBN has the potential to promote enhanced sleep since it works directly with your CB1 receptors, which are known to influence sleep.
After decades of study devoted to the effects of hemp and its therapeutic potential, researchers eventually discovered a complex network of messengers and receptors that regulate nearly every essential process in your body, the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Cannabinoids, such as CBN, function as the messengers.
The natural cannabinoids made in your body are called endocannabinoids. Plant-based cannabinoids, like CBN and CBD, mimic the effects of the endocannabinoids produced in your body to help relay urgent messages to the ECS receptors. When illness, injury, stress, or other factors increase the demand for ECS messengers, plant-based cannabinoids such as CBN can help restore internal balance.
CBN has also shown potential as a treatment for sleep disorders, pain relief, and inflammation, among other medical benefits. For instance, in an analysis shared by Steep Hill Labs in 2017, researchers found that a 2.5-to-5 milligram dose of CBN was as effective as a 5-to-10 milligram dose of the pharmaceutical sedative diazepam.